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Viola Weiss

July 18, 1925 — August 6, 2021

Viola Weiss, 96 of LaGrange, Texas, passed away on August 6, 2021 in Brenham, Texas.

Viola the second child born to Henry and Lilly (Hodde) Beckermann was born on July 18, 1925 in Mill Creek, Texas. She was baptized at Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Greenvine on November 15, 1925 by Rev. Carl Ziehe. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church of Berlin.

Viola was a member of Zionsville Lutheran Church, The American Legion Auxiliary, Berlin-Mill-Creek-Zionsville Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary, Home Demonstration Club in Rutersville, Bluebonnet Club, Board Member of Senior Citizens in LaGrange and was named Women of the Year of the Wahalla EEA Club. She attended Mill Creek School until the eighth grade and then graduated from Brenham High School in 1942. Viola retired from Sealy Mattress Co. in Brenham after 35 years of service.

On April 12, 1947 she married Walldon Schultz at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brenham. Walldon passed away on December 21, 1995. On May 7, 1997 she married Herman Weiss Jr. at Zionsville Lutheran Church in Brenham. Herman passed away on May 18, 2002 in Newark, New Jersey.

Viola is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Vickie and Jim Garner, and her stepdaughter Jane Luther and family, great grandchildren Dyllin Harrison and Paityn Harrison. Sisters, Ruth Lorenz-Ganske and Elvera Drews along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, grandson Luke Harrison, brothers Fred Beckermann and Dennis Beckermann, step son-in-law Jim Luther and special friend Dennis Rudloff.

Funeral services for Viola Weiss are scheduled for Tuesday August 10, 2021 at Zionsville Lutheran Church at 10:00 am with Pastor Lawrence Bade presiding. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Monday August 9, 2021 from 5-7 pm at Memorial Oaks Chapel.

Pallbearers are Lloyd Beckermann, Roy Beckermann, Henry (Hank) Beckermann, Paul Cmajdalka, Arthur Daniel, James Schulz, Johnnie Kmiec and Dyllin Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers are Jim Garner, Kirk Luther and Donald Beckermann.

In lieu of flower donations may be directed to Zionsville Lutheran Church, Washington County EMS, Hospice Brazos Valley or the charity of your choice.

Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 West Main Street, Brenham, Texas 77833.  To post a tribute to the family, visit

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, August 9, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Memorial Oaks Chapel, Brenham, TX

1306 W Main St, Brenham, TX 77833

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Zion Lutheran Church (Zionsville, Brenham), Texas)


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